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zigbot
(wild eyed peoploid)
08/11/03 08:24 PM
Candidate (Demo)  

Has anyone done an in-depth interpretation of this beautiful song? I'll try to do one at some point, but haven't the time now.

I gather it's about sex and a repressive society where certain sex acts--as well as certain love acts--are forbidden. But I was wondering if the song is sung from the point of view of a hustler who sells himself or from the point of view of a john who buys sex. At times, I think the song is from the hustler's point of view, and then it switches to where I think it might be from the john's point of view.

Also, what exactly is a "candidate"? Is it a reference from 1984? I havent' read that since . . . geez, high school, which I graduated from 20 years ago (no, I won't be going to the 20-year reunion--went to the 10-year and noted that all the jocks and cheerleaders looked pudgy, balding, and sad--and although that made me smile for a bit, I don't want to see what TWENTY years has done to anyone).

Thanks to anyone with some insight on this. I ran a search, but did not find much discussion, other than the thread on "Tommy Tinkram's bed."

Peace,

Zigbot


 
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Subject  Posted byPosted on
*Candidate (Demo)  zigbot08/11/03 08:24 PM
.*Cool-ass Bowie tune  strangeDivine08/12/03 07:03 PM
.*EJ'Silly  poorsoul08/13/03 11:47 PM
.*Re: EJ'Silly  th0mas01/13/11 12:08 PM
.*This is good stuff poorsoul  strangeDivine08/14/03 00:59 AM
.*Re: This is good stuff poorsoul  poorsoul08/14/03 06:47 AM
.*Re: Cool-ass Bowie tune  zigbot08/12/03 08:23 PM
.*Re: Cool-ass Bowie tune  AdamModerator08/12/03 09:06 PM
.*Re: Cool-ass Bowie tune  zigbot08/13/03 03:42 AM
.*Candidate (Bullshit)  EJSunday08/12/03 08:22 AM
.*Re: Candidate (Bullshit)  RabbitFighter08/13/03 05:36 AM
.*Re: Candidate (Bullshit)  Velvet_angel08/13/03 06:22 PM
.*Re: Candidate (Bullshit)  skellaway08/13/03 06:33 PM
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